July 24, 2012

Lit Bits 07/24/12

I'm trying to figure out this Bookbrowsr site that I stumbled upon. Is this old news? Am I late to the party? Check it out, it might turn out to be cool. Anything that helps me find my next read can't be a bad thing right? Because you know my tbr pile is itsy bitsy. That, my friends, was sarcasm.



I first saw the following on the Mighty Girl site: 

in 1971, the city of Troy, Michigan opened a new public library and hired Marguerite Hart as their first children's librarian. In an effort to inspire the children of Troy to read, she began a letter-writing campaign to dozens of major cultural figures asking them to share what a library meant to them. She received 97 letters in return. 

You can see the full collections of these amazing letters here: Letters to the children of Troy 


You've probably seen the above letter from Dr. Seuss floating around the internet. 
I can't think of better advice than that!



Did you know that Liza Klaussmann, author of Tigers in Red Weather, is Herman Melville's great-great-great granddaughter? I didn't! Meet the modern descendants of your favorite authors over at Flavorwire



Get ready to dive into a stack of books this fall by checking out Amazon's Big Fall Book Preview. There are a number of titles there that I'm looking forward to. Especially Ken Follet's Winter of the World. I am simply wild about his work. 

Happy Reading!!!




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11 comments:

  1. Winter of the World really does look good. It seems that Follet has been around for so long! I am glad that he is still writing.

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  2. Follet's The Pillars of the Earth blew my mind! If you haven't read it, you should ;)

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  3. Fun tidbits -- I'm currently avoiding sites that might add to my TBR. Love the Dr. Seuss letter!

    Joy's Book Blog

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    1. I love sharing bookish bits :) As a obsessed reader I know I sure like knowing all that I can about the book world! Thanks for stopping by Joy~!

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  4. Nice picks! :)

    btw, I nominated you for the Versatile Blog Award. Here's the info: in my blog.

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  5. Hey Neighbor :-) Thanks for stopping by my site and for adding another book to my TBR list! I didn't know Ken Follet had a new book, I can't wait to curl up with that on a cold winter night. I have to read those really long books in the fall/winter. Love to get lost in them! Thanks for sharing!

    Jen C
    www.readinginwbl.com

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    1. His books are perfect for a fall/winter read. I'm picturing lounging in some cozy jammies in front of a fire with a bowl of chili ;) Nice to see you here neighbor!!

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  6. I just finished Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. I had never ready any Ken Follet. Found myself staying up too late, so wrapped up in the characters, relationships and settings.

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  7. Those were my first (and only) Ken Follett books too Susan. I'm pretty sure he started out by writing crime/detective novels? Don't quote me though ;)

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  8. I can't believe Ken Follett is releasing yet another book. I still haven't gotten around to his last book! Too. Many. Books!!

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    1. I hear you there Michelle! I keep writing down more and more titles on any scrap of paper I can find around my desk. I'm drowning in them ;)

      I don't know if I've followed your blog yet...I'm off to do so!

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